Consequences of the Dark

Micah 3:6, “Therefore you shall have night without vision, and you shall have darkness without divination; the sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be dark for them.”

            The darkness Holy Spirit is talking about is the darkness caused by the lack of God’s word. Remember Psalm 119:105, David refers to God’s word as a lamp unto his feet and a light unto his path. God’s word sheds light in our lives. It exposes our hidden agendas and hidden hurts. It will uncover all the truth. Not only does it uncover the truth it brings clarity and purpose. Look at the below verse. The people are happy because they have God’s word which gives them vision or purpose for their lives.

Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no revelation (vision), the people cast off restraint; but happy  is he who keeps the law.”

            In the above Micah verse, God is punishing the Israelite’s and the thing he is taking away is His light, they had already abandoned His law/word. The last phrase in that verse, ‘the day shall be dark for them’ is very intriguing. This phrase reminds me of what Jesus said in John 9:4, “…I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work…” What Jesus means by day is, His appointed time here on the earth to do the work of His Father. In the Micah verse, that phrase is preceded by the phrase, ‘…the sun shall go down…” The Micah verse is not talking about day and night because the verse goes on to say the day shall be dark. Holy Spirit is talking about God’s light and lack of His light.

            The point I am trying to make is that we all have assignments from God. I used to think we only have one big assignment, and this is true, but within that big assignment, we may have multiple small assignments. These small ones are only for a season, when that season has passed, we miss that opportunity to accomplish it. That is why in John 9:4, Jesus is determined to finish His assignment because He only has one shot to complete it. The Prophets in the Micah verse completely abandoned their assignments for the pleasures of this world, and God stepped in to judge their corruptness and evil doing.

            God might not step in today as He did in the old testament, but at the end of this age, when we are standing before the judgement sit of Christ, Jesus will hold us accountable. So, let us have the same desire and passion as Jesus did when He walked this earth, to do the work of God, our Father, when it is still light because darkness is coming, end of the season.

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